On the first day of your full-day tour in Kathmandu, you will see three of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This tour not only provides educational monumental sights and delight, but it also includes blessings from Kumari, the living goddess. As the town's centre, you will be surrounded by several temples and a historic royal palace. The main attractions of this monument are the artistic courtyards with sculptured buildings, the spectacular architecture, and the living goddess Kumari. A museum within the Durbar houses mementos to the Shah Dynasty's monarchs.
Durbar Square Monuments to See in Kathmandu:
“Kumari Bahal”- “Kumari” is the local word for "living goddess." Princes were mentioned in certain books for her. “Bahal” is a quadrangle-shaped local monastery that serves as the official residence of the Living Goddess. The Kumari cult is a dynamic synthesis of Hinduism and Buddhism. The selection process is like that of the Dalai Lama. She is the reincarnated Goddess Taleju. We choose young females at a young age, usually between the ages of three and five. After the first menstruation, they are retired.
Kalabhairab- The god of justice, it was utilized as a lie detector in the 17th century. People still pray for good fortune. Kasthamadap is a 12th century wooden temple built from a single massive tree. This temple inspired the name Kathamndu. The name Kathmandu means "Wooden Temple," and this is the wooden temple. Freak Street- many hippies visited and enjoyed themselves here in 1960.
Shiva Parvati Temple- Shiva and his wife are looking from the window, thus we must practice good karma.
Every day at 9 a.m., we ring the big bell. It weighs roughly 1000 kg, thus the person who rings it gets one litre of milk every day.
Taleju Temple, a 16th century Pagoda temple, was the highest building until 1950; other people were not permitted to construct higher than this temple. This Taleju goddess's reincarnation is the living goddess-kumari.
Nasal Chock is the royal palace's principal ceremonial courtyard. It was last used in the year 2001 AD.
Mohan kali chock- We can see the richest art work on stone, metal, and wood here.
Sundari chock- A royal bath with a snake carving on a single piece of stone, The King's Column, with Pratap Malla's monument on top, was demolished by an earthquake in 1934 and rebuilt.
Swayambhunath, or 'The Self Existent' stupa, is also known as 'The Monkey Temple' due to the enormous troop of cunning monkeys that live on its premises. It is a nearly 2600-year-old Buddhist shrine. This is also a good spot for a bird's-eye perspective of Kathmandu because the hillock provides a panoramic view of the city. Patan, the valley's second largest town, has a vast number of monuments, including Newari and Buddhist monuments in general. We will tour the famous Patan Durbar Square, which is encircled by pagodas and octagonal temples. There are five-story Kumbheswar temple, Golden temple, Rudravarna monastery, and other attractions to explore. Furthermore, while visiting the Tibetan Refugee Camp, you will see how the Tibetans make carpets by hand. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Note; An option, Morning Everest Mountain fly - This aircraft circles the Himalayas, ascending to Everest and returning to Kathmandu.
After the mountain flight, return to the hotel for breakfast, and then proceed with the trip as follows;
Tours to Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, and Nagarkot
This day combines a city and countryside tour. We begin with Pashupatinath, the most well-known Hindu shrine on the subcontinent. This excursion provides an opportunity to learn about Nepal's cremation system by visiting an open public crematorium on the banks of the holy river Bagmati. You will have the opportunity to move toward dreadlocked holy men while visiting this temple of Lord Shiva, the destroyer and re-creator. Our Kathmandu tour now continues to Bouddhanath, one of the world's largest stupas.
Because of the presence of Tibetan monasteries and Tibetan exiles, Bouddhanath presents itself as a miniature Tibet. The shrine, which goes back to the fourth century, is a must-see for Tibetans. Aside from these, there are several Thanka painting schools that produce the best Nepalese souvenirs. Leaving the crowds and commotion of the city, the tour travels to the countryside. In this package, it is the farthest point of your trip of Kathmandu. We will arrive to Nagarkot, 'The Fort of the Town,' after travelling through countryside, local lifestyle, and dozens of turns. This location is well-known for its magnificent mountain views, as well as dawn and sunset. Enjoy the amazing act of the sun as it prepares to set at the horizon. Overnight stay at the resort.
This morning, you will photograph a magnificent sunrise from the Nagarkot resort. We will go to Bhaktapur, a historic city, after breakfast. This town has an infinite number of cultural and historic courtyards, gigantic temples with mostly acclaimed design (e.g., Nyatapola), and an arty Durbar. After touring Bhaktapur, we'll drive back to Kathmandu, where you'll have the afternoon to yourself. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Today we will take you to the airport according to your flight time.
Safe drinking water
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles. we suggest you to drink boiled water found in hotels and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water, helpful for protection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, iPhone etc. Hotels or lodges provide these facilities. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities
All the hotels houses offers hot showers. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities according to the standard of hotel. The star hotel category facilities will be there.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Holiday Tours Nepal is the government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-refundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.